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H.R. 296 (115th): PRO Sports Act

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In wake of national anthem protests, PRO Sports Act would end professional sports leagues' tax-exempt status

President Trump called for the NFL's "tax breaks" to end after many players and teams have knelt during the national anthem this season. While the NFL is not tax-exempt, several other professional sports leagues are, an issue that has drawn unprecedented attention in recent weeks.

The PRO Sports Act would eliminate tax exemptions for professional sports leagues.


In a September speech, Trump called for players who protest during the national anthem before ...

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Jason Chaffetz

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Jan 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jan 5, 2017

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H.R. 296 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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